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Honeymoon in Italy – The Most Romantic Places in Italy

Discover the Most Romantic Places in Italy What could be more romantic than a honeymoon in Italy to some of Italy’s most romantic cities – Bellissimo! From the most famous cities to lesser-known romantic destinations, continue reading and swoon over all the incredibly romantic places you can visit in Italy and add them to your …

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7 Days in Italy: 1 Week Itinerary from Venice to Rome

7 Days in Italy Itinerary Italy is gliding down the Grand Canal in Venice, under the Rialto Bridge and onward to the enigmatic St. Mark’s Square. Italy is staring in awe at Michelangelo’s masterpiece David or the heavenly Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. Italy is imagining the gladiators and wild beasts fighting to the death …

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EuropeUpClose Picks for Best Cities in Europe for Canoodling

Looking for romantic Europe?   From the cozy canals of Venice, to sophisticated Paris, to mysterious Valencia, Spain, Europe offers romance around every corner. You can find romance anywhere, but these cities are our favorites for finding that special spot for canoodling. Venice, Italy The city of quiet canals and music is our choice for the best city …

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Hiring a Tour Guide: Is it Worth it?

My husband, Bill, and I had never hired a private tour guide before our recent trip to Italy. In the past, we read our guidebooks, consulted the internet, and reviewed EuropeUpClose.com to see what our writers had to say. We then did our own thing. We have also been part of  large group tours, but this experience showed us the value …

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Italy Can Mend a Broken Heart

  For most of the summer, I was afraid to go to Italy. I was scared to hear the accent, to taste spaghetti Bolognese, to smell espresso. I worried that hearing my favourite Italian word, “Alora”, might send me straight over the edge. You see, I fell in love with an Italian last year. If this has …

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Rome’s Most Important Sights

Here’s an overview of the most important sights in Rome. Let’s pretend that you’re just leaving the hotel for the first time since arriving in Rome. What do you want to see most? Luckily, many of the most important historic sites are within walking distance of one another. If you want to find out if …

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Guide to Rome’s Outdoor Markets

  Some of the best deals in Rome can be found in the beautiful outdoor markets. Located in timeless settings on ancient streets and in stunning piazzas, the markets offer every kind of merchandise imaginable, from immaculate floral arangments and high-quality produce to inexpensive clothes, shoes, and antiques. I first visited the markets as a …

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